Hearing loss has a serious impact on your job, your family and emotional relationships, and your goals. This effect is very destructive. By choosing the right hearing aid and prescribing it properly, you can improve your quality of life and turn all destructive effects into targeted and effective effects. In general, hearing aids are divided into two categories: inside the ear and behind the ear.
Invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids are the smallest custom hearing aids that are available.
CIC hearing aids are custom fit to your unique anatomy using an ear canal impression to achieve maximum comfort and sound quality.
ITE aids are worn in the ear canal and are usually custom-fit, based on an earmold that is taken by your hearing care professional at the time of your hearing aid deliberation.
Also sometimes known as Half Shell hearing aids, In the Canal (ITC) hearing aids are very similar to In the Ear (ITE) aids.
A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an ear mold.
Receiver-in-Ear hearing aids (RIE hearing aids) are the most popular type of hearing aids. They can also be called receiver in canal hearing aids, RIC hearing aids or RITE hearing aids.